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The 2nd Transmediale Prize was awarded to UBERMORGEN.COM (at), Paolo Cirio (it) and Alessandro Ludovico (it) for their project. Amazon Noir is a poetic media statement many entangled routes lead to and out of.It links to the debate around intellectual property and anti-copyright campaigns and platforms pursuing copyright infringement: the Amazon Noir crew stole copyrighted books from Amazon.com by hacking the see insideâ feature. Its humour and conspiracy verging on sarcasm spread further,...
Topics: Transmediale, Amazon Noir
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Feb 8, 2008 Sara Tirelli, Valeria Palermo, Alberto Mussolini
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ENDO takes the notion of the black-boxing of technology to a conceptual critique and poetic sculptural interpretation. We are offered an object â a black-cased digital recorder, equipped with various sensors â allegedly registering data from its surroundings such as sound, camera image, GPS coordinates, brightness, air pressure, humidity, and temperature on a terabyte hard drive. Once the hard drive is saturated, recording stops, and the data becomes enclosed within the object, transforming...
Topics: Transmediale, ENDO, Verena Friedrich
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The performance "10 000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid" visualizes the fascinating surface-structures of soap-bubble clusters by using laser light. Dmitry Gelfand and his partner Evelina Domnitch create sensual immersive environments that bring together physics, chemistry and computer technology. The auditive part of the performance is contributed by Andrei Smirnov, director of the Theremin-Center in Moscow.
Topics: Transmediale, 10000 Peacock Feathers in Foamin Acid, Andrei Smirnov, Dimitry Gelfand, Evelina...
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Feb 7, 2008 Sara Tirelli, Valeria Palermo
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The SETUN Conspiracy takes as its subject the SETUN computer, developed in 1958 by N.P. Brusenzov and his team at Moscow State University. Instead of the binary logic of regular computers, it was based on ternary logic. Hunger has created a performative installation which comprises a research archive, a tri-lingual publication, and an information office. The project’s echo of Cold War complots, secrecy and conspiracy in relation to technology and ideological power struggles, becomes timely in...
Topics: Transmediale08, Setun Conspiracy, Francis Hunger
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Feb 7, 2008 Sara Tirelli, Valeria Palermo
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Valve/Membrance is a series of electronic/non-electronic music pieces. Keisuke Oki plays analog/digital Electronic Valve Instruments, tradtional Japanese and Chinese musical instruments. Naoyuki Arashi plays decompression type reed organ and electronic devices. From their sounds, Minoru Sato derives natural resonances of several vessels (glass tubes and so on ) manipulated by self-made electronic device. The music bridges historical and regional difference of technological and musical forms. It...
Topics: Transmediale08, Valve/Membrance
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Feb 3, 2008 valeria palermo, alberto mussolini, sara tirelli
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The critical appropriation and subversion of historical narratives is an artistic strategy that recently acquired significant presence in contemporary art. Michael Blum masters this field by attributing wit and humour to his works in various media – video, installation, and publications. In the video ‘The Three Failures’, Blum performs a playful take on the ramifications of the grand ideologies of the 20th century, and entwines them in an absurdist fairy tale: a male figure, dressed in a...
Topics: micheal blum, transmediale, 08, the three failure
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Feb 3, 2008 sara tirelli, valeria palermo, alberto mussolini
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NOT A MATTER OF IF BUT WHEN won the 1st Transmediale08 prize! The video was developed in 2005/06 in Damascus, Syria during a period of time that was marked by momentous events: Rafiq Harriri, the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, was assassinated, the Syrians were pressured to withdraw from Lebanon after a 30-year occupation, the “Cedar Revolution“ came and went, elections were held in Iraq and were followed by a descent into civil war, and Hezbollah strengthened its position in Southern...
Topics: david thorne, transmediale
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Feb 3, 2008 alberto mussolini, valeria palermo, sara tirelli
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The âAmazon Noirâ project can be seen as media activism or a piece of activist net art: the involved artists used the âSearch-Insideâ tool of the world's biggest online bookshop Amazon for their own purpose.
Topics: amazon, noir, transmediale, UBERMORGEN.COM, Paolo Cirio, Alessandro Ludovico
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Feb 3, 2008 Alberto Mussolini, Valeria Palermo, Sara Tirelli
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The project "picidae" (Community Network, Installation, 2007) by Christoph Wachter (de/ch) and Mathias Jud (de/ch) was honourably mentioned by the Transmediale jury. "Picidae" is open source software that is designed to render people capable of getting around Internet censorship.While its test model is China, the project is not bound to this country. "Picidae" is a useful and dynamically developing tool that works by serving the user her desired web-site as a...
Topics: picidae, transmediale, firewall china, Christoph Wachter, Mathias Jud
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Feb 3, 2008 sara tirelli, valeria palermo, alberto mussolini
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The 3. Prize was awarded to Gordan Savicic (at) for his project "Constraint City: The Pain of Everyday Life". 'Constraint City' is a critical performance in urban space that can be individually repeated by wearing a jacket consisting of straps equipped with motors and a ‘wi-fi enabled gaming console’. The motors tighten the straps when an enclosed wi-fi network is detected: the better the wi-fi signal is the tighter the jacket becomes and the more bruises its wearer is marked...
Topics: constraint city, transmediale, gordan savicic
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Feb 1, 2008 valeria palermo, sara tirelli, alberto mussolini
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ENDO takes the notion of the black-boxing of technology to a conceptual critique and poetic sculptural interpretation
Topics: endo, transmediale, friedrich, verena
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Jan 30, 2008 Alberto Mussolini, Valeria Palermo, Sara Tirelli
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Transmediale08 is ready to start. CONSPIRE! 29 January - 03 February
Topics: transmediale_08, conspire